Anatomy of a Modern Media Political Smear -If they didn’t continually use the same playbook (reference Trump’s pre-election manufactured sex assault accusers), these insufferable political media constructs would not be so transparent. There are trillions of dollars at stake. The framework for the latest narrative begins with a CNN report, constructed by a familiar set of characters (Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez and Carl Bernstein), all referencing a vague and intensely obtuse claim about Russians attempting to gain some form of opposition research leverage against President-elect Trump. (Photos) To establish the construct of their political narrative they must first
Thomas S. Foley, the House Speaker, and George J. Mitchell, the Senate Democratic leader, 1991:
"These allegations are both persistent and disturbing," the two leaders said in a joint statement. "We have no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, but the seriousness of the allegations, and the weight of circumstantial information, compel an effort to establish the facts."
The reported claim as outlined by Jack Tapper and crew, within the addendum, stems from a political opposition research file commissioned by Team Hillary Clinton and Team Never Trump in the run up to the election and reportedly executed by a British former intelligence agent.
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Obviously Russia hacked ZeroHedge and Vulcan Mind Melded Tyler Durden and George Washington into breaking all this just hours after CNN reported the fake news. John McCain hacked himself into colluding with Buzzfeed for the purposes of getting Trump arrested before the inauguration. Hey, McQueeg was just being a good citizen by giving the info he knew was false to the FBI, right?
Ralph Lauren is the latest frontrunner in the race to design Melania Trump´s inauguration outfit, Women´s Wear Daily reported Tuesday. The American designer is believed to be creating a gown and an ensemble for the future first lady, according to the magazine. Melania previously wore a $4,000 white Ralph Lauren pantsuit on Election Night. Lauren also became Hillary Clinton´s favored designer during her own presidential campaign. He designed the famed white pantsuit she donned at the Democratic National Convention, as well as several of her other outfits on the trail. Almost 37.8 million viewers watched Barack Obama´s inauguration in 2009.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., on Tuesday evening issued a scathing statement in response to President Obama´s commutation of Chelsea Manning and the transfer of Osama bin Laden´s bodyguard from Guantanamo Bay. "President Obama has commuted the sentence of a traitor who leaked thousands of classified documents, putting our national security and our men and women in uniform at risk," Cheney said in a statement. "Documents provided to Wikileaks were used by Osama bin Laden to gain information on the U.S. battle plan in Afghanistan. Today we also learned President Obama recently released one of Osama bin Laden´s bodyguards from Guantanamo. Barack
Two polls released Tuesday — one from ABC and a second from CNN — tout Donald Trump as being the most unfavorable incoming president in modern history — yet on second look, the data is clearly boosted by the pollers’ decision to oversample Democrats. (Photo) According to Gallup, 28 percent of Americans identify themselves as a Republican, while 25 percent identify as a Democrat. Despite this information, eight more percent of participants in both the ABC and CNN polls identified as Democrats, leading to an 11 point swing in partisanship breakdown off the national average. ABC’s poll sampled 1,005 adults
As a black conservative Republican, I have been called a traitor to my race. All my life, blacks have maligned me for not relating to fellow human beings through an invisible divisive wall of race. I deal with people as individuals. Good and bad people come in all colors. Here we are, folks, another Black History Month. How awesomely inspiring it would be if powerful black voices in media, education, and politics used the occasion to celebrate blacks who achieved success via self-reliance, education, hard work and right choices? Sadly, every Black History Month, Leftists rip the scab off old
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st in U.S. history, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Central - Texas Medical Center. His condition has not been released. President Bush, 92, fell and broke a vertebra in July 15, 2015 at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, but recovered well from that experience and even threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park on April 12, 2016. He also spent a week at Houston Methodist in December 2014 after he had experienced shortness of breath. Pres. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts,
(Photos) At last count, over 50 Democrats have announced they will be skipping President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, January 20. The majority of them are from the deep blue state of California. According to Roll Call, Democrats who are planning to skip Trump’s historic swearing-in ceremony include Reps. John Lewis (D-GA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Don Beyer (D-VA), Mark Takano (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Ted Liu (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), John Conyers (D-MI), Mark Desaulnier (D-CA), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jos Serrano (D-NY), Judy
At her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, President-elect Trump´s selection to lead the Education Department, Betsy DeVos, said she won´t accept a salary, assuming she´s confirmed for the job. "If confirmed, I will only take a salary of $1, to be official, but I don´t intend to take a salary either," DeVos said. DeVos and her family are worth approximately $5.1 billion combined, thanks to their success building the Amway company. Not only that, but DeVos is committed to divesting from many of her private business ties to avoid any possible conflicts of interest. That divestiture means she would get a large
They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation. One letter,
Monday in Miami after attending a Martin Luther King Day event, while commenting on the controversy over Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) saying of President-elect Donald Trump he didn’t “see the president-elect as a legitimate president” and Trump’s tweeted response, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he “hoped” the Trump would have responded differently “given everything that John Lewis means to our country.” Rubio said, “I have tremendous admiration for Congressman Lewis, not only for what he has done but what he stand for, and that remains undiminished. I don’t agree with him that President-elect Trump is illegitimate. I believe it was
A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia. There are now more than 30 House Democrats — 31, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is “all talk, talk, talk” and should “finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities.” Lewis, who sees Trump’s Nov. 8 win as illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference
President-elect Donald Trump will be the least popular man to take the oath of office in four decades – and he enters the White House with a popularity rating just half of what Barack Obama´s was eight years ago. Trump scored an approval rating of just 40 percent in a new CNN / ORC poll. His approval rating was identical in an ABC News / Washington Post poll. Trump doesn´t appear to won over converts through his handling of the transition period. Disapproval of his transition handling has jumped to 52 per cent in the CNN poll, an increase of 7 points from
Fox News has re-signed Bob Beckel to be a co-host of The Five. Juan Williams will remain a Fox News contributor across all programs and continue appear on the program. Beckel parted ways with Fox News in the middle of 2015, with the network at that time stating that they could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” This followed Beckel spending several months recovering from surgery and being in rehab for an addiction to painkillers. In today’s announcement, Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said “Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we’re happy to
President Barack Obama announced his plan to free Chelsea Manning (who changed his name from Bradley) after leaking classified military documents to Wikileaks and being sentenced to 35 years in prison for his crimes. Once in prison, Manning went on a hunger strike to demand sex change surgery in prison, which was granted by officials at the cost of American taxpayers. Obama included Manning on a list of prisoner commutations announced late Tuesday afternoon, allowing him to be set free on May 17, 2017. During the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest noted the “stark” differences between Manning and
On Friday, the world will watch the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. at noon as Donald Trump gets sworn in as our nation’s 45th Commander in Chief. Following the event, Trump will march to the White House and begin a long weekend of galas, balls, and meetings to kick off his administration. But as for his predecessor, President Barack Obama? It’ll be time to relax. According to a new report from TMZ, Obama and his family will be leaving for sunny Palm Springs, California on Friday afternoon while the Beltway prepares for the start of the